When my female 'tiel died we got another in three days because the male was driving us nuts with his calling but now he wont have anything to do with Sweetie. Do 'tiels mate for life or is it just that she's new and also a younger bird?



Cockatiels do not bond for life but when a pair are together all the time for a great length of time, there is definitely a strong fondness for each other.

It isn't out of the ordinary for him to neglect the new bird, but given enough time, we think he'll get over his loss and begin a new relationship.